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Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse was set up by the Australian Government in January 2013. The Commission is investigating where systems have failed to protect children, and will make recommendations on how to improve laws, policies and practices to prevent and better respond to child sexual abuse in institutions.

Institutions that fall within the scope of the Royal Commission include schools, hospitals, sporting clubs, scouts and guides, orphanages, foster care, out of home care (including respite care services) and religious organisations.

The Commission is interested in hearing from any person who wants to tell them about child sexual abuse in an institutional setting. The information the Commission receives will help inform the recommendations it makes about specific changes needed to better protect children and young people in the future.

The Commission is aware that telling your story may be difficult and might make you feel like the trauma is happening all over again. This is why there is support provided for people who want to tell their story. Support is also available for anyone affected by the work of the Royal Commission, whether they choose to tell their story or not. Support services are listed on the Royal Commission website.

The Royal Commission website is http://www.childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au

BOOKLET – Child Sexual Abuse: How to Access the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and Services & Supports Available

CYDA has prepared an information booklet providing information on how to access the Royal Commission. The booklet also contains an extensive list of support services which are available free to all people who have been effected by the work of the Royal Commission. You can download an electronic copy of the booklet below. For hard copies please contact the CYDA office.

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